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A Hero Honored, While A President Angrily Tweets

John McCain Served When Called, No Matter The Battlefield

September 01, 2018 - 10:38 am
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WASHINGTON (AP) 

President Donald Trump is tweeting out a series of long-standing grievances as an elite political crowd gathers for Sen. John McCain's memorial service.

Trump wasn't invited to the service at Washington National Cathedral, where former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama will be among those paying tribute.

From the White House, Trump has been tweeting complaints about the news media, Canada and the Justice Department. Many of Trump's tweets included quotes, possibly from the news coverage he had been watching.

Just before McCain's service was set to start, Trump tweeted about the "Fake Dossier, attributing a quote to Dan Bongino, who frequently appears on Fox News.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are among the guests at John McCain's memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral.

The daughter and son-in-law of President Donald Trump are among the highest-ranking White House officials attending the service. McCain's family has made it clear that the president, who routinely criticized the Arizona senator and his military record, wasn't invited to this or other services this week.

Kushner and Ivanka Trump could be seen greeting other guests inside the cathedral, including McCain's close friend, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Graham has called Trump's handling of the events around McCain's death "disturbing."

The administration had lowered the American flag at the White House to half-staff upon McCain's death Saturday, but then raised it by Monday. After public outcry, the White House flags were again lowered.

 

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